At this point; I definitely think maybe, just maybe …

February 3, 2012

I have over stepped me mental ability to cope. The academic paperchase has become a molten mass of “gue”; an unstoppable, insatiable, monstorous evergrowing heap of ” the blob” that is at this moment attacking my psyche.        Oh MAMA!!! … What do I do now??

The read’n, the writ’n, the rithmatic … Oh MAMA!!!! The storm approachs and there be no safe harbor in site.   

Bale out … never. We will fight to the last body can breath a morsel of air.

Rally! … Rally! Let the cry go out! I may hafta look up one of them “support” groups  … a study tri-athlon specializ’n in academic mental emergencies. I know … I’ll rest for a minute.

……….1 min……….    OK, I’m back!!

Now!! … life at university has been a bit more of a challenge than usual. On the other hand, we were endowed with the opportunity to have an established poet come and do a Q&A session and have a reading presentation of his work.

So … here is my query!!!!

Is it necessary to have the “F” word infused in today’s literature? Some people claim its part of their artistic style; others refer to it as just a general form of slang. I personally find it unnecessary. Why can’t a writer, especially an established, published author find a differant word to portray the image his psyche feels the need to bring forward? Why would a writer of excellent, sonnet poetry break the mood and rythm of  meaning  and wonderful verse by injecting the “F” word.

Is society getting so “lost” that people accept any form of language no matter how insulting it may be to others. Just to clear the air, I’m 64 and I have been “around the block a few times” and I used language I shouldn’t have in public.  Looking back on time, a great deal of what I’ve said has probably did more harm than good. I also believe theres a time and place for everything, I’m just not so sure that our lack of dignity isn’t getting out of control. I walk around campus and eat in the student cafes and listen to some of the language used; but to my knowledge, I don’t believe any of my professors prefer I use vulgar language in any of my research, essay, free verse or anything else I turn in for summation.

Maybe … its true what a person said to me years ago. “To improve a child, you must start with their grandmother.”

The truth can be a cruel master!!

Thanks for reading and I hope all has a greatdae!!      🙂


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